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Elderly Penza man, 68, transferred over 30,000 rubles to fraudster’s card

09:44 | 04.05.2015 | Incidents


Penza, 4 May 2015. PenzaNews. An elderly Penza resident, 68, became a victim of a fraudster in an attempt to return the money he seemingly lost in an alleged fraud.

“Late in the evening, the elderly man received a text message saying 11,270 rubles was withdrawn from his debit card. He called the contact number in the message and talked to an unidentified man who identified himself as the bank’s security service operator. Following his instructions, the man completed a certain procedure at an ATM, after which 27,500 rubles were transferred from his card to assailant’s,” the press service of the Penza region Ministry of the Interior department informed PenzaNews agency.

According to the department, the elderly man knew of such fraud schemes from the media and the police, but still fell for the deception.

“We are investigating the fraud. The police are taking measures to identify the culprits. The fraudster called from a phone number registered in another city,” the press service said.

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